A new program aimed at reducing violence against women and children will be available through the Canberra Men's Centre.
Community Services Minister Joy Burch aid the program will provide specialist intensive case management, counselling intervention and supported accommodation for men who use violence against women and children.
The 2011-12 ACT Budget provided $424,000 over four years to deliver the Family Violence Prevention Program.
"The program will be delivered by Canberra Men's Centre which has significant experience in working with men to provide support around a range of issues," Ms Burch said.
"One of the strengths of the program is that it will address issues associated with the use of violence, such as alcohol and other drug dependency, mental health and anger management."
Canberra Men's Centre Co-director Greg Aldridge said men referred to the service would be given support to address their use of violence and, where possible, begin rebuilding relationships with their family.Domestic Violence Crisis Service's Dennise Simpson said it's critical that options are provided for men to first accept responsibility for their behaviour and then provide opportunities to address that behaviour.
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